Moti Zeira


Dr. Moti Zeira is a founder and president of HaMidrasha, the Educational Center for Jewish Life in Israel. A foremost leader of the Israeli Judaism movement, Moti works tirelessly to make Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, spirituality, and community accessible to all Jews and to bring pluralistic Judaism to the mainstream. He has been leading marriages and other Jewish lifecycle ceremonies for the past 30 years and is the chairman of Panim, the Israeli Judaism Network.

Moti has authored eleven books and numerous articles on topics ranging from the early Zionist pioneers to Jewish and Israeli identity and community. His most recent publication is a biography of Naomi Shemer. He was born in Haifa and lives with his wife on Kibbutz Givat Chaim Ichud, as do their children and grandchildren.